After the end of last year, there was already a significant debate on the overall reduction of student pass rates, the department plans a further reduction of pass rates so that more pupils will get “statistically” successful passes.
The Department of Basic Education has tabled a proposal calling for the pass requirement of the mother tongue to be reduced in Grades 7, 8 and 9, and that mathematics should be removed as a mandatory and compulsory requirement in phases.
The proposal is that the mother tongue pass requirements should be reduced to 40%, and students must achieve at least 30% in four other subjects.
The lowering of standards is seen as an attempt for learners who cannot cope to be presented as “successful candidates.”
Employers no longer attach any value to matric certificates from public or state schools, while increasing the value of CVO and private schools’ certificates.
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